Fans were caught completely off-guard Friday morning (Sept. 2) when New York icon A$AP Rocky dropped off a surprise track with Playboi Carti.
Posting the single exclusively to his Instagram with the caption “OUR DE$TINY,” Rocky and the AWGE adjacent Carti effortlessly flow over an interpolation of “If” by Destiny’s Child for a soulful instrumental with high energy, alt-drill percussion.
Carti starts the track off with some Die Lit-era vocals, sliding on the beat with gritty autotune and simple but effective flows. Rocky hops in halfway through, unsurprisingly dropping a charismatic verse over the classic instrumental. This unusual release has fans speculating what could come next from the Testing rapper, with multiple singles, previews and snippets dropping since 2018.
His last solo single was “DMB,” a testament to his newfound relationship with the mother of his child, Rihanna. Rocky has also alluded to an album in the works, however, it will not be the long-rumored All Smiles — putting speculation to rest in a recent interview with Dazed.
In a similar fashion, Playboi Carti has already announced his next album would be titled MUSIC — a more meta approach since the release of his game-changing LP WHOLE LOTTA RED. Taking the last two years to develop his label Opium and its promising signees Ken Carson and Destroy Lonely, they’ve convincingly taken the new wave by storm — giving Vamps something to mull over as they patiently wait his return.
While it’s unclear if this track will be moving to streaming services in the near future, but hopefully Rocky and Carti make a commercial push for whatever they both have in the works.
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